Jane Hissey


Jane Hissey

Jane Hissey is a British author and illustrator, best known for her series of children’s books Old Bear and Friends. The series was adapted into the BAFTA-winning TV series Old Bear Stories. The inspiration for the stories came from the teddy bear that she owned as a child, given to her by her grandmother. She is married with three children, and lives in East Sussex with her husband Ivan, also an illustrator.

Featured Jane Hissey Audiobook

Old Bear and Friends

Old Bear And Friends audiobook front cover.
Old Bear and Friends audiobook

This collection of 13 stories follows the adventures of Old Bear, the wisest and most respected toy in the playroom, and his friends Duck, Rabbit, and Bramwell Brown, Join the toys as they rescue Old Bear from the attic, celebrate his birthday, go on night time adventures, and more.'

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It’s a robust quality product. It’s simple for my 5 year old grandson to use. He loves listening to the wide range of literature available.


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Our library of audiobooks, including titles from Jane Hissey is over 100 titles and growing all the time.